Dow Corning Silicones Make Wind Energy a Breeze

Dow Corning Technology Helps Produce Clean, Renewable Power

Converting wind energy to electricity is relatively simple: blades on a turbine shaft turn a generator to produce electricity. However, effectively producing a significant amount of clean, renewable power can strain components such as hydraulic circuits, brakes, blades and bearings.

As President-Elect Barack Obama prepares to address energy as one of the top issues on the U.S. agenda, his administration will face long-held U.S. consumer denial about personal responsibility in driving energy demand and resulting prices – as well as consumers' "tailpipe-driven" understanding of energy use and environmental impact.

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